Toys"R"Us stores get lifeline in Germany

Toys”R”Us Turns Green in Germany As Ireland’s Smyths Toys Buys Stores

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Toys”R”Us may be closing all of their stores in the US, but in Germany, fans of the once popular toy chain got some good news over the weekend when Irish toy group Smyths Toys announced it had signed an agreement to acquire all 93 stores across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. …

Sources: Toys”R”Us

Photo: Mike Mozart

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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CloudRain turns your garden smart

CloudRain Wants to Take the Smart Home Outside and Into Your Garden

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If you’re like me and aren’t anywhere close to having a green thumb, gardening is the last thing you want to think about. But a startup based in Dusseldorf, Germany is hoping that their new CloudRain system can change our minds by expanding the growing smart home trend outside and …

Sources: CloudRain

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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BMW's self-driving car plans move ahead

BMW Unfazed by Uber Accident, Plans to Double Self-Driving Car Fleet

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Announcing plans to double your autonomous car program just days after one of Uber’s self-driving cars fatally struck a woman may seem like bad timing, but Germany’s BMW did just that, making it clear that their plans are moving ahead at full speed. “Our estimation about autonomous driving technology remains …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: BMW Group

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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KFC location in Bielfeld, Germany

KFC Fries Up Major German Expansion Plans

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has been making news for facing a chicken and gravy shortage in the UK, but that hurdle isn’t getting in the way of the fast food chain’s plans to continue expanding in Europe. The company announced on Friday that it will triple the number of German …

Sources: Spiegel

Photos: KFC

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Die Fantastischen Vier "Tunnel' AR" Music Video app

Die Fantastischen Vier Release Groundbreaking AR Music Video

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Die Fantastischen Vier may not be able to consider themselves newcomers in the German hip-hop scene, but that doesn’t make them afraid of embracing the future of music in bold ways. Instead of releasing just another music video for their latest single Tunnel, the band opted to do what no …

Sources: Tunnel AR

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Lidl US Store Exterior

Lidl Hits the Brakes on Current US Expansion Plans

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When Germany’s popular discount grocer Lidl broke into the U.S. market with its first stores last year, it had some pretty ambitious expectations, building massive glass stores and a goal to open 100 locations in its first year. In its first few months, Lidl did manage to disrupt the grocery market …

Sources: Handelsblatt

Photo: Lidl

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Jann Horn, German behind Spectre/Meltdown discoveries

Spectre & Meltdown Chip Flaws were Discovered by 22-Year-Old German

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

No matter where you fall on the technologically challenged spectrum, you more than likely caught wind of a major security flaw that was discovered in the chips that power your computer and mobile devices in recent weeks. What you may not have known though is that these critical security flaws, …

Sources: Bloomberg

Photo: Stiftung Jugend forscht e. V. / Markus Spiske

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Is It Fresh Freshtag

Freshtag Could Put Food Expiration Dates Out of Date

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German startup Is It Fresh has been using CES in Las Vegas to show off its revolutionary Freshtag technology that could end the guesswork of when food goes bad, putting the printed expiration date out of date itself. Is It Fresh’s Freshtag is a low-cost chip that is small enough to …

Sources: Is It Fresh

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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SalonLab Analyzer

SalonLab Brings the Hair Salon into the Digital Future

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Schwarzkopf Professional is already considered a leader in beauty care, but the German-based company owned by Henkel is ready to defend their position for years to come, using CES to debut the SalonLab ecosystem that will propel hair salons into the digital age. Awarded the 2018 CES Innovation Award, SalonLab infuses “more …

Sources: Schwarzkopf

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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IFA Berlin easily beats CES at its own game

Germany Easily Beats CES at its Own Game Twice a Year

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas grabs media headlines around the world every January, and as a result, it is no surprise that it has led many to view the convention as the most important electronics show of the year. But while American’s would like to take pride in …

Sources: Statista

Photo: IFA

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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